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SIR JOHN FROISSART Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the adjoining countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV. Vol.10

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SIR JOHN FROISSART
Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the adjoining countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV. Vol.10
page 358



fhould there be a fire during the night in any part of the town, thefq guards were not to move on any account from their polls; but, when the fire-bell rang, thofe appointed to that duty were to haflen to extinguifh it. It was likewife ordered, that no knight or fquire fhould advance from his place ' to fpeak with the king, unlefs called or fpoken to by his majefty ; and that, during the time the Englifh barons were in the king's prefence, no knight or fquire con-verfe together nor addrefs the Englifh. # • It was commanded, under heavy penalties, that no innkeeper, or others, fleal or put afide, through avarice, any of the bows or arrows of the Englifh; but if, out of courtefy, the Englifh thought proper to give any to them, they might accept fuch prefents. You muft know, that all thefe orders and regu* lations were formed with great deliberation of council, to do the more honour to the Englifh who were come to negotiate a peace, and pro-claimed feverai times, that they might be ftri&ly attended to; for, if they were infringed, thofe guilty of it were to have been punifhed without mercy. Every day conferences were held with the Englifh lords, with fcarcely any intermifHon, during the fortnight they ftaid at Amiens, without coming to any conclufion, for the difference.was too great in their demands. The French would have Calais razed to the ground, fo that it fhould mever again be habitable» The Englifh would not Mm


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